The Wellington Garden Club will meet Monday, October 2, in the Lakeview Room at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). A light breakfast will begin at 9:30a.m.,followed by a business meeting at 10:15 a.m., and a program at 11:15 a.m. on the “History of Tropical Fruits in South Florida ” presented by Larry Grosser.
Grosser, a past president of the Rare Fruit Council and a Master Gardener, volunteers as a docent with the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. He has also been a longtime member of Mounts Botanical Garden and Fairchild Tropical Garden. In his informative lecture on the fruit trees native to the area, Grosser will include fruit related stories about Wellington and Atlantis. Come learn about citrus, mango, coconut and other exotics and hear how the big freeze of 1894/95 prompted Henry Flagler to extend his railroad to Miami.
Guests are welcome but seating is limited. RSVP to Membership Chair Mary Drexler at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, email email@example.com